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HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
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BP (British Petroleum) is a multinational oil company.

1953 Iran Coup

Full article: Iran/1953 coup d'état


2003 Invasion of Iraq

Whereas BP was insisting in public that it had "no strategic interest" in Iraq, in private it told the Foreign Office that Iraq was "more important than anything we've seen for a long time".[1]

At a meeting in October 2002, the Foreign Office's Middle East director at the time, Edward Chaplin, noted: "Shell and BP could not afford not to have a stake in [Iraq] for the sake of their long-term future... We were determined to get a fair slice of the action for UK companies in a post-Saddam Iraq."[1]

Deepwater Horizon

Full article: Stub class article Deepwater Horizon

The explosion of the BP platform, Deepwater Horizon, has presented a challenge to those who wish to portray it as a green company.